Bachelor Degree

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Analytical Chemistry

Programme Overview

Analytical chemistry is the study of the separation, identification and quantification of the chemical components of natural and artificial materials.

Qualitative analysis gives an indication of the identity of the chemical species in the sample and quantitative analysis determines the amount of one or more of these components

Analytical chemistry focuses on improvements in experimental design, chemometrics and the creation of new measurement tools to provide better chemical information. Analytical chemistry is applied in forensics, environmental analysis, materials analysis, drugs analysis, food analysis, bioanalysis, and clinical analysis. As a scientific field of great diversity in its application, students trained in this programme will be in great demand in the chemical related industries.

This programme provides students with a thorough background in analytical chemistry with a strong emphasis on instrumentation and the development of variety of important analytical skills. This programme focuses on giving hands-on experience to students on
some of the major analytical techniques for analysing samples from a wide range of sources and equips graduates with a broad solid foundation in Chemistry.

It is also designed to meet industries’ need for capable, dynamic and innovative graduates with well-developed technical skills and a sound theoretical knowledge in analytical chemistry. This programme is endorsed by Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM). Graduates of this programme can join IKM as a member and can be recognised as a ‘Registered Chemist’ in Malaysia.

Minimum Entry Requirements

a) The entry requirements must be taken from only ONE (1) examination sitting.
b) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Bachelor Degree.
c) TARC/TAR UC Diploma will be accepted on credit transfer into Bachelor Degree programmes.
d) Equivalent qualifications other than the above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
e) Information is correct at the point of printing. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.

Requirements for Campbell University Dual Awards Bachelor Degree:

  • TARC / TAR UC Diploma graduates or students promoted from TAR UC Bachelor Degree Year 1
  • Must be a current student of TAR UC pursuing TAR UC Bachelor degree programme Year 2 or Year 3


Updated: 1 December 2016 (subject to change)

Programme Structure

    • Chemical Laboratory I
    • Chemical Laboratory II
    • Chemical Laboratory III
    • Chemical Laboratory IV
    • Chemical Laboratory V
    • Physical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Properties of Matter and Chemical Energetics
    • Chemistry of Elements and Organic Compounds
    • Kinetics, Mechanisms and Stereo chemistry
    • Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry
    • Spectroscopy and Properties ofOrganic Compounds
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Polymer Characterisation & Thermal Analysis
    • Materials Science
    • Chemical Lab Management
    • Transition Elements and Coordination Compounds
    • Food Chemistry and Analysis
    • Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis


  • Environmental Chemistry and Analysis
  • Analytical Method
  • Development and Validation Environmental Pollution
  • Control
    QA and QC in Good Laboratory
  • Practices
  • Project
    Industrial Training or 2 elective
  • courses
  • Calculus and Algebra
  • Basic Statistical Methods for
    Scientific Analysis
  • Elective I
    Elective II
    Elective Courses (Choose 2)
    – Chemical Safety and
    – Solid State Chemistry
    – Cosmetic Chemistry
    – Medicinal Chemistry
    – Organometallic Chemistry
    – Occupational Safety &
    – Surface and Colloid
    – Industrial Organic Chemistry

Career Prospects

Graduates of this programme will have the employment opportunity in the following analytical chemistry related careers:

  • Research Scientists
  • Analytical Chemists in commercial laboratories
  • Quality Control/Assurance Chemists
  • Laboratory Supervisors
  • Product Chemists (Analytical Instrumentation)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Officers (Chemistry aspect)
  • Product Development Chemists (pharmaceutical area, food industry, cosmetic industry, polymer industry, etc)
  • Product Specialists